Scott – Palisades Tahoe, CA

Lift line seen from Hot Wheels.
Garaventa CTEC drive station with hydraulic tension system.
Most of the towers on this lift are Yan leftovers but Tower 5 is all CTEC.
View down the steep line.
Breakover towers with CTEC sheaves.
Yan-CTEC hybrid top station.
Lower lift line next to Hot Wheels.
View up the line from Tower 3.
Height-adjustable terminal.

12 thoughts on “Scott – Palisades Tahoe, CA

  1. julestheshiba May 30, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    The unload on this lift is by far the most convoluted one I have ever experience.


    • Northeast Chairlifts November 25, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      What does convoluted mean?


      • AM June 28, 2018 / 9:20 am

        Either extremely complex and difficult to follow or intricately folded, twisted, or coiled.


  2. Cooper July 1, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Try unloading Snowbasin’s Middle bowl CTEC triple chairlift. It requires a sharp turn to the left because of a lodge infront of it. They relocated the top terminal downhill to make way for the lodge in 1998 I believe.


    • Joe Blake December 7, 2019 / 2:47 pm

      Or Chair 6 at Crystal. Middle bowl is definitely funky, but 6 can be almost impossible in a strong southwesterly.


  3. Henry T January 13, 2021 / 11:13 am

    Where did the YAN parts come from


    • pbropetech January 13, 2021 / 2:37 pm

      The original Scott was a Yan double. Looks to me like CTEC reused quite a bit, and just pushed the axles out a bit to increase line gauge on the towers.


      • Skier January 25, 2023 / 9:55 pm

        It also looks like they modified the top bullwheel to make it wider. At the end of the typical Yan spokes is extra structure that I’ve never seen on any others.


        • pbropetech January 27, 2023 / 10:51 am

          Yeah, looks like they welded on an additional flange structure that has the standard CTEC liner retention bolts. Good catch, I didn’t see that the first time I looked at these photos.


  4. Rossington January 25, 2021 / 6:11 pm

    Why is there a tire that the haul rope goes under on the light side on tower 6? Is its purpose to function kind of like a miniature combination assembly?


    • Matthew January 26, 2023 / 5:30 am

      I’ve ridden Scott for years, and I have never figured out why that is


    • julestheshiba February 14, 2023 / 9:40 pm

      I also noticed that on this lift and recently noticed this also is a feature on many of the towers on the Mayflower chair at Deer Valley


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